December's doozy: Cuddling couple
Today I wrap up my Best Tattler Tales of 2005 with a story about those cuddling couples on the CTA.
A couple in their mid-20s boards at Argyle. They find a spot to stand.
The guy is kind of ignoring her, making no eye contact. She busies herself with removing her hat and scarf, while he still looks straight ahead -- not at her.
She nuzzles her head on his shoulder, then waves the end of her scarf in his face, as a mother would wave a rattle at her infant. No response despite this aggressive stimuli.
Then she stands behind him and extends her arm around his torso and does her little scarf-face dance again.
That gets his attention. He seems more annoyed than anything else.
Then she takes off his hat and starts grooming him, smoothing down the fly-away hairs on the crown of his head.
Frankly, I'm glad I don't ride with my wife. I'm afraid I'm too busy reading the paper or taking notes for this blog to give her much attention!